A woman who has received acupuncture has a hole in her lungs



Acupuncture has been developed in East Asia such as China, Japan, and South Korea, in order to stimulate specific parts of the body. In recent years, it has spread to Europe and other countries, but it has been reported that an accident occurred in New Zealand where a woman who received acupuncture had a hole in her lungs.

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According to a report released by New Zealand health authorities, a 33-year-old woman living in New Zealand received acupuncture in March 2018, complaining of shoulder pain and shortness of breath. The acupuncturist seems to have pierced two spiders in a part called a shoulder hole to ease the discomfort of women.

Shoulder wells are an important part of oriental medicine, and can be stimulated to treat nervous system diseases such as neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, fifty shoulders, neck-shoulder arm syndrome, headache, depression and autonomic dysfunction. There is. When touched with a finger, it feels somewhat concave, and when pressed hard, it is said to have a characteristic dull pain.

The woman felt pain when she was stabbed, but the treatment continued, and after continuing to stab her heel for about 30 minutes, the acupuncturist twisted the two needles and removed it. The woman felt pain on the right side of her chest and felt shortness of breath at the same time. Also, after 10 minutes, the suffocation increased further, so the acupuncturist pulled out all the stabbed in another place, gave additional treatment, told them to take a rest and watch their breathing. I went back to



However, after going home, the woman felt persistent pain in her left chest and numbness in her right chest. Later that night, the woman was admitted to the emergency department of the hospital and was diagnosed as having pneumothorax with a hole in the top of the lungs on both sides (pulmonary apex). I also found that the hole had been opened by acupuncture. In this way, there seems to be rare pneumothorax caused by acupuncture.

The shoulder hole where the acupuncturist stabbed acupuncture this time is a site that must be very careful when performing acupuncture treatment because the lungs are only 10mm to 20mm below the skin. According to a report released in 2010 by the World Health Organization (WHO), 30% of pneumothorax caused by acupuncture was caused by acupuncture into the shoulder hole.

Even in Japan, there are cases that have become pneumothorax after acupuncture around the shoulder by acupuncture. (PDF file) In the 2012 report , there were 130 cases of pneumothorax involved in acupuncture massage compensation insurance between 1975 and 2002, and there were cases where death occurred due to pneumothorax after acupuncture treatment That. New Zealand health authorities say that acupuncturists need to explain the risks in writing before treatment.

by Owen Blacker

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